July 29 2010 04:08PM
A truncated afternoon session today filled with line rushes and a brief 4-on-4 scrimmage. The activity was more interesting and more instructive, but at 45 minutes or so, not enough to really watch everyone in question. Some items of interest:
July 28 2010 05:15PM
I limited my viewing to the afternoon session today, so I won't be commenting on the morning power skating stuff.
The guys participated in a number of drills today, mostly end-to-end rushes, break-out formations and cycling drills. Aside from one drill to end the practice (4-on-2's in split ice) there wasn't a lot of competition exercises so my ability to really differentiate between players was again limited.
My thoughts after the jump:
July 28 2010 05:00PM
Wednesday on ice sessions have wrapped up as Calgary Flames development camp continues at the Saddledome. While it's tough to get an accurate read watching drills and power skating, the FlamesNation crew continues to post their observations. I've got thoughts on Mitch Wahl, Greg Nemisz and Tim Erixon (pictured) after today's sessions.
July 27 2010 08:14PM
I attended both morning sessions for the forwards and defenders today, as well as a good portion of the mixed afternoon practice. Today was more about building some familiarity with the players overall and my observations will build as the week progresses. Obviously one day lacking any sort of game action is a poor barometer for a player's overall effectiveness, but I'll share what stuck with me nonetheless. Here are my thoughts in no particular order:
July 26 2010 10:58PM
Pat Steinberg has already teed things up for the Flames Dev. Camp here. What he failed to mention was that both he and I will be in attendance throughout the week and we'll endeavor to cover the proceedings from a number of angles. I plan to share my general thoughts from the bleachers while Pat will be gleaning stuff from individual prospects from his own observations and interviews.
The sechdule for the week can be found here.
The camp roster is here.
Expect daily updates from now till Friday.